Too often I’ve heard people yearning for equality reject feminism. This is why I’m so glad that Sharon Biggs Waller wrote A Mad, Wicked Folly. Set during the suffragette movement it reminds us of times when women were subjected to men and didn’t have a voice. It reminds us that feminism is important to hold onto — the ideals of equality between both women and men.
Being a feminist is nothing to be ashamed of and it’s something I’ve come to hold on to even more since I majored in sociology. In fact, I had a male professor who professed to be a feminist and the more I learnt about the inequalities in the world, modern society and culture, the more I came to recognise the importance of feminism. Appreciating the struggles that the suffragettes went through is a start.
Which books that embody feminism do you recommend?
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